Texas Style State of the World

October 22nd, 2012

By Jan Barry I’ve seen the future and it’s called Texas! That’s the gist of how a liberal environmental activist, a conservative Congressman and many other folks described the Lone Star State at the 22nd annual Society of Environmental Journalists conference that ended Sunday in Lubbock, Texas. Here’s what the future looks like, according to […]


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Texas Justice

June 19th, 2012

By Tom Carter I’ve been closely following the legal case of a man who owns a ranch in a small Texas town.  As reported here, Hearing his 5-year-old daughter crying from behind a barn, a father ran and discovered the unthinkable: A man molesting her. The father pulled the man off his daughter, authorities say, […]


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Beware Rick Perry

August 17th, 2011

By Tom Carter Rick Perry has jumped into the Republican primary race with both feet and mouth wide open.  He’s sucking all the oxygen away from other Republican candidates, and before he’s through they’ll all be crawling on the floor and gasping for breath.  Don’t think so?  Look at his record, listen to what he […]


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Supreme Court Denies Obama Request to Stay Execution

July 8th, 2011

By Dan Miller Update: Sr. Leal is no longer among us, having quite properly been executed. Humberto Leal Garcia Jr. is still scheduled to be executed today in Texas, the Supreme Court having denied a request in which the Obama Administration had joined to stay it. The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a bid by […]


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Deep in the Heart of Texas

June 22nd, 2011

By Tom Carter I haven’t written for a while because I’ve been caught up in the trauma and confusion of moving.  For the past 12 years I lived mostly in Belgrade, Serbia — and for the last 10 years in the same apartment.  Two weeks ago, Cat and I moved permanently to Texas, with a […]


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